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Nearly 375 cms.
High, Light - red- colored idol of Bhagawan Shantinath in the Padmasana
It is among the hills on the bank of the Betva river at a distance of 3
kilometers from the Devgadh village.
It is believed that this place was named as Devagadh in the 12th or the
13th century of the Vikram era. This city was named as Devagadh because it
is believed that gods constructed it. There are many ancient idols of
various artistry. That is also a reason why it was named Devagadh. On
stone inscriptions and pillars of this place, there are inscriptions
belonging to the period from the eight to the fifteenth century. Works of
art seem to belong to a period earlier than the Gupta age. This tirth
presents ancient idols of gods and goddesses, yaksas and yaksinis. Their
artistic styles are varied. Pavilion and pillars are splendid specimens of
sculpture. On the hills, there are 31 large temples. In all the temples,
there are ancient specimens of distinct art. There is also a stone
inscription with carvings in eighteen scripts.
On the hills there are in all 39 temples besides this.
of art and Sculpture:
In temples of this tirth, there are extraordinary and wonderful specimens
of art. The special type of iconography of this place is difficult to be
found elsewhere. Thousands of idols are made in various styles. Pilgrims
feel that they are fortunate to sec this art. Also, here is a museum,
which stores special, ancient, artistic and spectacular idols. It is
extremely difficult to describe the numerous, artistic idols of this
place. The works of art of this place have a distance value and they are
outstanding, matchless and famous all over the world.
The nearest railway station of Lalitpur is at a distance of 31 kilometers.
Bus service and private vehicles are available. They can go as far as the
hill. Boarding and lodging previsions are there in Devgadh.
Shri Devgadh Kshetra Digambar Jain Prebendh Samiti, Devgadh. Taluka :
Lalitpur, Dist.: Zansi, State : Uttar Pradesh, India.
Shri Shantinath Bhagwan